Win tickets to see The Favourite in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 January 2019

James Smith and Nicholas Hoult in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

James Smith and Nicholas Hoult in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

A story focusing on the bitter behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins desperate for power will be told in a new film, and the Mercury has three pairs of tickets to give away.

The Favourite will see the pair jockey to be court favourites during the reign of Queen Anne in the early 18th century.

In 1708, Britain is at war with the French and Queen Anne, played by Broadchurch star Olivia Colman, is in frail health due to gout.

She is a complicated character, showing little interest in governing and instead preferring to indulge in more eccentric activities, such as racing lobsters and playing with her beloved rabbits.

Her confidant, advisor and secret lover Sarah Churchill the Duchess of Marlborough – portrayed by Rachel Weisz, who scooped an Academy Award for her role in The Constant Gardener – effectively rules the country by the confidences she passes to the Queen.

Meanwhile, Abigail Hill – played by La La Land star and Oscar-winner Emma Stone – Sarah’s impoverished younger cousin, arrives at court in search of employment.

She is first forced to do menial work as a scullery maid in the palace but, after seeing the Queen’s worsening condition, starts to win the favour of the royal.

But will it be enough for Abigail to climb ahead of her cousin in the palace’s complex hierarchy?

Tickets to see the film are available online by logging on to www.odeon.co.uk

The Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Favourite at a time of your choice.

To enter, simply answer the question below.

Send your answer along with your name, address, email address and phone number to The Favourite competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston, North Somerset, BS23 1LW or online at www.westonmercury.co.uk

This competition will close at 10am on January 11.

Entries received after this time will not be entered into the prize draw.

Usual Archant competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant about it.

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